Is general surgery the primary care of specialties?

WSJ Health Blog: “One key driver of this trend is a move toward specialization by young docs. In 1992, 55% of surgeons did a subspecialty fellowship after finishing surgical residency; now that figure is over 70%, the authors report.

This sounds a lot like what’s happening on the medical side of the profession, as younger docs increasingly head for medical subspecialties that often pay more and give doctors more control over their work life than primary care jobs.”

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